Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pa.'s Mumia Abu Jamal-inspired 'revictimization' law is 'manifestly unconstitutional,' U.S. judge rules

Calling it "manifestly unconstitutional," a federal judge on Tuesday overturned a new state law that proponents said was designed to prevent criminals from "revictimizing" those harmed by their wrongdoing.

In ruling against the Revictimization Relief Act, U.S. Middle District Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner found that the law, enacted last year, is too broad, too vague and blatantly violates the free speech protections of the U.S. Constitution.

Backers of the law already are mustering for an appeal of Conner's ruling, however.

More:  http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/04/pas_mumia_abu_jamal-inspired_r.html

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